TOWSON, Md. - There's no uniform for these COPS. They are Citzens on Patrol and tonight their volunteer work could get a little spooky or just messy.
"They have egg fights on Mischief Night. They egg cars, they egg houses. And that takes the paint off your car, and that's not a good thing. They wrap cars up in toilet paper, they do all sorts of things that are just not fun to fix up," said Pat France, Towson COP
Mischief night, the hours leading up to Halloween in a college town, the Towson COPS are working with Baltimore County police. They drive through neighborhoods and look for anything suspicious on a night where vandalism is common. Their only weapon is the cell phone.
"If they see something they are going to report it and then call us. We'll have someone respond to that particular location where they are," said Capt. Richard Howard, Baltimore Co. police.
They're looking for toilet paper on cars and eggs on houses, and in past years, they have made some calls and just stumbled into what could become a crime.
"One time when I was out there were some kids in a car making out, and I took the spotlight and I shined it in on them," said France.
That light on top of their car lets people know they're coming. They are the good guys out looking for the ghouls and goblins.
"I live in the neighborhood and I know there's problems," said France.
Mischief Night is only part of the continued effort for COPS to fight crime in Towson.
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